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MEETING AGENDA
Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Central Community College - Hastings Campus
Highway 6 & Technical Road
Cedar/Fir Room
Dawson Building
Thursday, August 3, 2006
9:00 a.m.

REVISED 7/19/06

Note: Items on which the Commission will take action are indicated in bold.

  1. CALL TO ORDER

    Public notice of this meeting was given by posting notice on the Commission’s Web site; posting notice on the State of Nebraska's online public meeting calendar; e-mailing news media; and keeping a current copy of the agenda in the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education's office, listing the date, time, and location of the meeting.
     

  2. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS – Presentation by Central Community College President Bill Hitesman.
     
  3. MINUTES

    Action item: Approval of the June 1, 2006 meeting minutes. (Appendix 1)
     

  4. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
     

  5. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
     
    1. Out-of-Service Area Authorization

      The following applications have been authorized:

      1. Offered by Chadron State College onsite in Omaha, NE (CSC is partnering with ESU’s on a Department of Education Math and Science grant):
         
        • BIOL 543 Secondary Biology (5 credits), July 17-20 and July 24-27, 2006.
        • PHYS 530 Secondary Physics (5 credits), June 19-22 and June 26-29, 2006.
           
    2. Fourth quarter/end-of-year CCPE budget report (Appendix 2)
       
    3. Announcements and updates.
       
  6. PUBLIC COMMENT
     
  7. PUBLIC HEARING ON ACADEMIC PROGRAMS COMMITTEE ITEMS

    Individuals commenting on the matters listed below are allowed five minutes each.

    1. University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Proposal for a new organizational unit: School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
    2. University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) Proposal for a new instructional program: Plant Biology – BA, BS
    3. Comments on other Academic Programs Committee items.
       
  8. ACADEMIC PROGRAMS COMMITTEE
     
    1. Action item: Proposal for a new organizational unit: 1. UNO – School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Appendix 3)
    2. Action item: Proposed for a new instructional program 1. UNL – Plant Biology – BA, BS (Appendix 4)
    3. Action item: Proposal for out-of-state institution to offer a program in Nebraska
       
      1. Mount Marty College (Yankton, SD) to offer a 2 + 2 program in Norfolk. (Appendix 5)
         
    4. Action item: Follow-up reports on existing instructional programs previously considered. (Appendix 6)
    5. Report on name changes, deletions, reasonable and moderate extensions, and other institutional activities relating to existing programs. (Appendix 7)
       
  9. PLANNING AND CONSUMER INFORMATION COMMITTEE
     
    1. Action item: Review and approve the first section of the new Web-based “Factual Look at Higher Education in Nebraska,” which will report 1995-2005 data collected through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) surveys of Nebraska public colleges and universities, independent colleges and universities, and private career schools. (Appendix 8
       
  10. PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET, CONSTRUCTION, AND FINANCIAL AID COMMITTEE ITEMS

    Individuals commenting on the matters listed below are allowed five minutes each.

    1. University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s proposal for the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery exterior rehabilitation.
    2. University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s proposal for the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery exterior rehabilitation operating and maintenance costs.
    3. University of Nebraska at Omaha’s proposal for the University Library - phase II. 
    4. University of Nebraska at Omaha’s proposal for the University Library - phase II operating and maintenance costs.
    5. Comments on other Budget, Construction, and Financial Aid Committee items.
       
  11. BUDGET, CONSTRUCTION, AND FINANCIAL AID COMMITTEE
     
    1. Action items: Proposals for capital construction projects:
       
      1. University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s proposal for the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery exterior rehabilitation. (Appendix 9)
      2. University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s proposal for the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery exterior rehabilitation operating and maintenance costs. (Appendix 10)
      3. University of Nebraska at Omaha’s proposal for the University Library – phase II. (Appendix 11)
      4. University of Nebraska at Omaha’s proposal for the University Library - phase II operating and maintenance costs. (Appendix 12)
         
  12. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    1. Action item: Operating Budget 2006-07 (Appendix 13)
    2. Action item: Proposed Biennial Budget Request for 2007-09 (Appendix 14)

     

  13. FUTURE MEETINGS

    The next Commission meeting will be Tuesday, September 19, 2006 in Lincoln.
     

  14. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
     
  15. ADJOURNMENT